Our Bariatric Team

Jamokay P. Taylor MD., FACS, FASMBS

Jamokay P. Taylor, MD, FACSDr. Taylor is a board certified, Center of Excellence Certified Bariatric Surgeon with over a decade of general surgery and advanced laparoscopic bariatric experience. A dedicated bariatric surgeon, he devotes 100% of his practice to bariatric surgery and the care of bariatric patients. Dr. Taylor has performed more than 2,000 bariatric procedures.

Dr. Taylor now serves as the Medical Director of the Warrenton Weight Loss Institute, a comprehensive bariatric surgery health care center. Warrenton Weight Loss Institute is associated with a larger bariatric care facility that is recognized as a Bariatric Center of Excellence that has performed over 40,000 bariatric procedures since the mid 1990’s.

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Melvin C. McDowell MSW, LMSW, CFLE

Mr. McDowell has focused on helping people overcome trauma, depression, anxiety, grief & loss, and some childhood disorders. Mr. McDowell also is the owner and Clinical Director at McDowell Healing Arts Center (MHAC), in Saginaw, Michigan. Through MHAC, Mr. McDowell not only works with youth and young adults, but he has extended his reach to adults who have challenges with weight management, eating disorders, and specifically those who are seeking counseling pre and post bariatric surgery, as Mr. McDowell is a Bariatric patient himself and has had great success.

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